Alcoa joint venture finishes water recycling project

May 28, 2013 | 04:57 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Alcoa, Ma'aden Aluminum, Abdulaziz A. Al Harbi, Saudi Arabian Mining Co., wastewater, wetlands, smelter, rolling mill bauxite

CHICAGO — Alcoa Inc. and Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) have completed a new engineered wetlands wastewater recycling project at their joint-venture plant in Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia.

The wastewater system, developed at Alcoa’s technical center near Pittsburgh, is expected to reduce water demand by about 2 million gallons per day and save approximately $7 million per year that would otherwise have gone to buying freshwater, Alcoa said May 28.....

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